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Retailers across the board are still under tremendous pressure as consumers shift toward online shopping. Stores saddled with considerable leverage, like Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD), Bon-Ton Stores (Nasdaq: BONT), and The Gymboree Corporation, are facing even greater headwinds than most. In fact, retail bankruptcies recently hit their highest level since the last economic recession, and this problem isn’t going away anytime soon.

The avalanche of print media digital disruptions may claim yet another daily news publisher. See the financial red flags that point to a possible bankruptcy filing by The McClatchy Company.

Class Dismissed for Gymboree? Peer Analysis Pinpoints Financial Distress

Even in the financially distressed retail sector, Gymboree Corporation is severely under-performing and bankruptcy risk is high.  

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 Will IGNITE Be the Next Restaurant Bankruptcy in 2017?

Although the restaurant industry is showing signs of growth in 2017, consumers are still looking elsewhere for dinner.

Ezra Holdings: The Latest Energy Business Bankruptcy, But Not the Last

Continued struggles in the energy industry have claimed yet another victim. See the financial red flags to look out for in your oil & gas counterparties.

Business Bankruptcy: Unilife Corp. Pulls the Plug

We predicted that medical device maker Unilife Corp. was headed for bankruptcy in our High Risk Report; they finally pulled the plug. What can we learn from their financial distress?

Supply Chain Financial Risk By The Numbers: Is It On Your Radar? 5 Strategies to Manage Critical Supplier Financial Risk

Supplier financial distress can blindside procurement, and disrupt operations. Here are five helpful supplier management strategies, to help you ward off disruption.

4 Qualities You Really Need in a Credit Risk Score, For Better Credit Portfolio Bankruptcy Risk Analysis

Find out what to look for when comparing credit risk scores, and ask key questions as you size up your options.

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